Mob Psycho 100 is a Japanese supernatural anime series which is based on a manga of the same name. Written and illustrated by the Japanese manga artist ONE, the manga was first published on April 18, 2012. Four years later, a Japanese anime studio called Bones picked the manga up to be made into an anime television series, and subsequently, Season 1 of Mob Psycho 100 premiered on July 11, 2016. Season 1 met with tremendous success and was enjoyed by fans of the manga and newcomers alike. Subsequently, the show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on January 7, 2019. Now, with Season 2 having seen its conclusion, fans of the show and manga are all clamouring for a third season. Here’s everything you need to know about the prospects of Season 3.
Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
After much speculation, Mob Psycho 100 season 2, also called Mob Psycho 100 II, premiered on January 7, 2019, and saw its conclusion being aired on April 1, 2019. Season 2 was received well by fans, who praised it for emphasis on themes such as kindness and empathy, and its epic finale.
With Season 2 now over, fans of the show are wondering whether Mob Psycho 100 will return for a third season. However, it is too early to speculate on whether it might, but the good news is that there’s enough source material for a third season, should the makers of the show decide to make one. Our best guess is that Mob Psycho 100 season 3 release date could fall sometime in 2021. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
Mob Psycho 100 English Dub:
Although not all English dubs of Japanese anime shows are great, the English voice actors who have dubbed Mob Psycho 100 into English have been praised for convincing translation and voice acting. If you want to watch the English dub of the show, you can find it on Funimation, Amazon, Crunchyroll, and Netflix.
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Mob Psycho 100 Plot:
The plot of Mob Psycho 100 revolves around a middle school boy called Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama who has psychic powers. Shigeo had discovered his powers when he was very young, and could bend spoons and other objects with his mind from a tender age. However, as he grew older, displaying his psychic prowess in public became a burden as it would make him the target of much negative publicity and suspicion. Further, as Shigeo aged, he realized that his powers also had immense potential for harm, and as a result, he learnt to control his powers to an extent by shackling his emotions. Now in the eighth grade, Shigeo is pretty restrained about using his powers, but he starts to lose control over his emotions after he falls in love with a classmate called Tsubomi.
Desperate to win over his crush, Shigeo starts making use of his powers again sparingly to try and impress Tsubomi, but she soon grows bored of his simple party tricks. Meanwhile, Shigeo enlists himself under a con artist named Arataka Reigen, who claims to be a psychic and promises to help Shigeo gain mastery over his powers. However, Reigen is far from a benevolent character, and has his own agenda. Soon, he starts exploiting Shigeo’s powers for his personal gain, and starts to make some money in the process. As Shigeo gets used to life under Reigen, bizarre jobs like exorcising evil spirits become part of Shigeo’s daily monotonous life.
Yet, Shigeo’s sparing use of his powers only scratches the surface, and unbeknownst to him, he holds a vast reservoir of potentially cataclysmic abilities. The only thing holding these powers from surfacing is Shigeo’s control over his emotions. However, as a series of unfortunate and emotionally charged events start permeating Shigeo’s life, he slowly starts progressing towards an explosion which threatens to completely render him unrecognizable and release his destructive powers.
Mob Psycho 100 Characters:
Mob Psycho 100 has dozens of characters, and handful among them are the main characters in the show. Below, we have provided a brief background of each of the main characters.
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Shigeo Kageyama: Nicknamed “Mob”, Shigeo is the main protagonist of the show and has psychic powers beyond imagination. Having been aware of his powers since childhood, Shigeo is cognizant of the fact that his powers are linked to his emotions and that negative emotions can cause him to inflict harm on others, something he dislikes extremely. Thus, to make sure that he never harms anyone, Shigeo starts trying to control his emotions from an early age, and ends up gaining some control over his emotions. Despite his powers, Shigeo is shown to be compassionate, kind, and helpful, and doesn’t consider himself to be superior or others to be below him. However, Shigeo is socially awkward, and his inability to socialize effectively has left him with a dearth of friends.
Ritsu Kageyama: Shigeo’s brother Ritsu is a main character in the show. Unlike Shigeo, however, Ritsu is outgoing, confident, and smart, and excels at academics and pretty much anything he does. Despite having admirable and enviable qualities, Ritsu is someone who craves the kind of powers his brother has. When he finally awakens his own psychic powers, Ritsu does not show the restraint Shigeo does, and believes that it is alright to use his powers to hurt other people when necessary. Yet, despite his weaknesses, Ritsu shows an immense fondness towards his own brother, and considers Shigeo to be more important than anything else in life.
Arataka Reigen: A self-proclaimed psychic, Arataka is a con-man who runs a low-cost psychic consultation business called “Spirits and Such”. While Arataka initially runs his business using his intelligence and his charm to fool people, his life changes when Shigeo starts to consult him in a bid to try and control his own powers. While Arataka charges Shigeo for consultations, and also uses Shigeo’s powers for the betterment of his business, he is shown to truly care for Shigeo, and makes the young boy promise to never use his powers against other people. The mentor-student relationship between Arataka and Shigeo is truly a stand-out and heart-warming feature of the show.
Teruki Hanazawa: A fellow student at the school were Shigeo studies, Teruki is also a psychic. Before he met Shigeo, he had not met any other psychics, and used to look down on regular people for their lack of powers. However, after Teruki meets Shigeo, they gradually become friends, and his attitude about regular people changes. Later, Teruki becomes the mentor for psychic children who were captured by an evil organization called Claw.
Dimple: A devious and an upper-class evil spirit, Dimple can be distinguished by circular red patches on his cheeks. Being an evil spirit, Dimple also holds the power to possess others, and can unleash his full potential when he is in possession of other people’s bodies. Further, Dimple also demonstrates the ability to hypnotize large masses of people. Despite his powers, however, Dimple cannot take full control of the bodies of powerful psychics without their permission, and as a result, struggles to possess Shigeo. Later in the show, Dimple plays a big part in awakening Ritsu’s psychic powers, and serves as a conduit for Ritsu to channel his powers until the young boy learns to do so himself.
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